The Young Liberal Movement of Australia is pleased that Cindy Prior has decided to finally drop her case against QUT and the QUT students who have been dragged before courts and tribunals for the best part of four years.

“This case should have never been allowed to get off the ground and highlights the urgent need for reform of both the Australian Human Rights Commission and section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act,” Federal President Aiden Depiazzi said.

“Our Save Free Speech campaign has been gaining a lot of traction among young Australians who support a free and open Australia and are similarly concerned about the restrictions 18C place on young people,” Mr Depiazzi said. 

“The QUT case shows that young people are at risk of similar abuses of process if section 18C isn’t amended urgently. Right now, young Australians can be hauled before courts and tribunals for four years, at great expense, over a Facebook post and we think that’s just wrong,” Federal Policy Chairman Josh Manuatu said.

“Our Movement will be working hard to convince Liberal Members and Senators ahead of their pending decision on the future of 18C,” Mr Manuatu concluded.